University of Houston Dance
University of Houston Dance

Dance Student Association

Dance Student Association  

The Dance Student Association (DSA) is the student-run social organization within the Dance Program at the University of Houston. The main goals of DSA are to raise the visibility of dance on the UH campus through a variety of activities and to raise funds for special activities in the Program. DSA sponsors dance workshops and master classes for its members. Other events are initiated by the student membership. All dance students are encouraged to join. DSA members are responsible for choreographing and performing the “Emerging Choreographers Showcase” and "UH Goes to the MATCH." Students are welcome to join DSA any time throughout the year. We hope to welcome you to DSA as a member! 

DSA Officers


Zuri Humphrey is currently in her Junior year at the University of Houston. She has been dancing since the age of four and will graduate with a BFA in Dance. As a classically trained ballet dancer, she recognizes the challenges, as well as the necessary cultural shift the ballet world requires, and is a strong advocate for inclusivity within the art form. Zuri has been exploring a variety of dance styles, such as modern , jazz, and African dance forms, but now tends to gravitate towards contemporary and improvisation styles. Serving as the president of DSA for the 2023-2024 school year, Zuri hopes to serve as a resource, and a friend to members of the UH dance department, old and new.

Vice President

Jayden Thomas, born and raised in the Austin area, has been dancing since the age of 3. She has a unique studio and drill team training blend. She was studio trained for 10 years by Sarabeth Hough, Quentin Weathers, Dance Burch, and more. Jayden served as Colonel of her drill team for two years under the direction of UH Alum Lilian Arnosky. Jayden is a current junior at UH but was previously a Dance Major at Sam Houston State University. She has trained under Andrew Noble, Dionne Noble, Adele Nickles, Fransisco Graciano, and many more. Jayden will graduate in the spring of 2024 with a BFA in Dance. As vice president of DSA Jayden will serve as a role model and advocate for all members inside and outside the UH Dance Program. 

Secretary and Treasurer  

Alle Holloway is a junior in the BFA dance program at the University of Houston. She is starting her minor in entrepreneurship and her favorite styles are hip hop, contemporary, ballroom, and west african. If you have any questions or need to talk please do not hesitate to reach out to her!


Social Media Chair/ Historian

Trinity is a junior at UH and is working towards her BA in dance with a minor in Education. She was born and raised in Houston TX and plans to continue working here after school. She has been dancing since she was 7 years old and trained in various styles with a love for Hip-Hop, contemporary dance, and newfound exploration of choreography. She is so excited to create and be a resource for everyone this year.

Social Events & Fundraising Chair

Mady is a Junior at UH working towards her BA in Dance with a minor in Education. She was offered a scholarship to attend Open Dance Project's Pro Intensive this summer. Her favorite styles are jazz and contemporary. If you have any questions about getting a teaching certification, she's the one to ask!

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